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Alex Avila    \A-VEE-la\

Alexander Thomas Avila

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: January 29, 1987 in Hialeah, FL
High School: Archbishop McCarthy HS (Southwest Ranches, FL)
School: University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Drafted
by the Detroit Tigers in the 5th round of the 2008 amateur draft.
Signed June 13, 2008. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 6, 2009 (Age 22.189)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2010 season [*]
Team: Tigers 2009-2014
2014 Contract Status: 2nd-Year Arb Eligible (team option), 1 yr/$4.35M (14) & 15 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 4.061, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2016 [*],
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Fan EloRater

Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 22, 2014 9:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1581. Don Wert… #1582. Nate McLouth… #1583. Wil Cordero… #1584. ALEX AVILA… #1585. Dave Roberts… #1586. Candy Nelson… #1587. Buddy Hassett… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2009 22 DET AL 29 72 61 9 17 4 0 5 14 0 0 10 18 .279 .375 .590 .965 148 36 0 0 0 1 0 2
2010 23 DET AL 104 333 294 28 67 12 0 7 31 2 2 36 71 .228 .316 .340 .656 78 100 12 2 1 0 0 2/D
2011 ★ 24 DET AL 141 551 464 63 137 33 4 19 82 3 1 73 131 .295 .389 .506 .895 142 235 8 3 3 8 9 *2/D5 AS,MVP-12,SS
2012 25 DET AL 116 434 367 42 89 21 2 9 48 2 0 61 104 .243 .352 .384 .736 99 141 12 2 2 2 2 *2
2013 26 DET AL 102 379 330 39 75 14 1 11 47 0 0 44 112 .227 .317 .376 .693 88 124 10 1 1 3 0 2
2014 27 DET AL 118 436 372 43 83 22 0 11 47 0 3 58 143 .223 .331 .371 .702 95 138 6 3 1 2 1 *2/3
6 Yrs 610 2205 1888 224 468 106 7 62 269 7 6 282 579 .248 .346 .410 .756 105 774 48 11 8 16 12
162 Game Avg. 162 586 501 59 124 28 2 16 71 2 2 75 154 .248 .346 .410 .756 105 206 13 3 2 4 3

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2009 22 DET AL 29 72 4 0 0 -2 1 3 0.3 3 6 0.6 .511 .502 0.8 -0.1 8 2
2010 23 DET AL 104 333 -7 -2 -1 -7 5 -12 -1.1 12 1 0.1 .488 .492 0.8 -0.1 8 $404,900 2/D
2011 ★ 24 DET AL 141 551 26 -2 0 -3 8 30 3.1 21 50 5.1 .522 .519 5.5 0.6 53 $425,000 *2/D5 AS,MVP-12,SS
2012 25 DET AL 116 434 -2 -2 -2 6 7 8 0.9 16 24 2.4 .507 .505 1.9 1.3 18 $510,000 *2
2013 26 DET AL 102 379 -6 -0 0 -4 6 -4 -0.2 14 10 1.0 .496 .498 1.4 0.3 14 $2,950,000 2
2014 27 DET AL 118 436 -2 -6 -0 5 7 4 0.6 16 19 2.1 .503 .502 1.5 1.5 14 $4,150,000 *2/3
6 Seasons 610 2205 13 -12 -2 -5 35 29 3.5 81 110 11.4 .505 .504 11.8 3.5 115 $8,439,900

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2011 24 DET AL ALDS NYY W 5 19 16 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 .063 .167 .063 .229 1 0 0 1 0 0
2011 24 DET AL ALCS TEX L 6 25 25 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 9 .080 .080 .200 .280 5 1 0 0 0 0
2012 25 DET AL ALDS OAK W 4 12 12 2 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 6 .250 .250 .583 .833 7 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 DET AL ALCS NYY W 3 10 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .200 .200 .200 .400 2 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 DET AL WS SFG L 2 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .143 .250 .143 .393 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 DET AL ALDS OAK W 5 19 15 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 5 .133 .316 .133 .449 2 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 DET AL ALCS BOS L 6 21 16 2 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 4 6 .188 .381 .375 .756 6 0 1 0 0 0
3 Yrs (7 Series) 31 114 101 6 14 1 0 3 7 0 0 11 39 .139 .230 .238 .468 24 1 1 1 0 0
3 ALDS 14 50 43 3 6 1 0 1 3 0 0 6 18 .140 .245 .233 .477 10 0 0 1 0 0
3 ALCS 15 56 51 3 7 0 0 2 4 0 0 4 19 .137 .214 .255 .469 13 1 1 0 0 0
1 WS 2 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .143 .250 .143 .393 1 0 0 0 0 0

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2009 DET AL 22 C 25 17 12 153.1 108 101 7 0 0 1.000 -2 -14 6.34 4.32 .992 7.48 7.39 4 5 11 4 27% 26% 0
2010 DET AL 23 C 98 84 71 756.2 594 556 34 4 5 .993 -3 -7 -5 -11 7.02 6.02 .990 7.44 7.37 6 41 43 20 32% 26% 0
2010 DET AL 23 DH 1 0
2011 DET AL 24 C 133 130 126 1157.0 1018 940 73 5 14 .995 0 -2 0 -2 7.88 7.62 .992 7.61 7.57 7 56 85 40 32% 28% 0 AS,MVP-12,SS
2011 DET AL 24 DH 4 4 AS,MVP-12,SS
2011 DET AL 24 3B 1 1 1 8.0 2 0 1 1 0 .500 -1 -1 -150 -150 1.12 1.00 .955 2.59 2.60 AS,MVP-12,SS
2012 DET AL 25 C 113 107 99 937.2 960 897 57 6 7 .994 2 6 3 8 9.16 8.44 .993 7.99 7.94 10 31 79 34 30% 25% 0
2013 DET AL 26 C 98 96 87 836.2 850 815 29 6 4 .993 -9 -4 -13 -6 9.08 8.61 .993 8.21 8.18 9 39 73 15 17% 26% 0
2014 DET AL 27 C 116 110 94 965.2 889 836 48 5 9 .994 8 5 9 6 8.24 7.62 .993 8.23 8.21 3 23 69 34 33% 27% 0
2014 DET AL 27 1B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 9.00 9.00
6 Seasons C 583 544 489 4807.0 4419 4145 248 26 39 .994 -2 -3 -1 0 8.22 7.54 .992 7.88 7.83 39 195 360 147 29% 27% 0
2 Seasons DH 5 4
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 9.00 9.00
1 Season 3B 1 1 1 8.0 2 0 1 1 0 .500 -1 -1 -150 -150 1.12 1.00 .955 2.59 2.60
6 Seasons TOT 585 545 490 4816.0 4421 4145 249 27 39 .994 -3 -4 -1 0 8.21 7.51 .992 7.87 7.82 39 195 360 147 29% 27% 0
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2011 AL (12, 3%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Silver Sluggers
2011 AL (C)

Offensive WARs c a p y
2011 AL  5.5 (8th)

On-Base% s c a p y
2011 AL  .389 (5th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
2011 AL  .895 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2014 AL  143 (9th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2011 AL  142 (6th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
2011 AL  31 (10th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
2011 AL  3.0 (10th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2011 AL  .704 (6th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2011 AL  8 (8th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
2011 AL  9 (10th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
2011 AL  133 (1st)
2012 AL  113 (4th)
2014 AL  116 (5th)
Active  583 (23rd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
2011 AL  940 (1st)
2012 AL  897 (4th)
2014 AL  836 (5th)
Active  4,145 (22nd)

Assists as C s c a p y
2011 AL  73 (2nd)
2012 AL  57 (4th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
2012 AL  6 (4th)
2013 AL  6 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
2010 AL  5 (4th)
2011 AL  14 (1st)
2012 AL  7 (3rd)
2014 AL  9 (1st)
Active  39 (18th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
2011 AL  7 (5th)
2012 AL  10 (1st)
2013 AL  9 (5th)
Active  39 (20th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
2011 AL  85 (5th)
2012 AL  79 (2nd)
2013 AL  73 (3rd)
2014 AL  69 (2nd)
Active  360 (18th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
2011 AL  40 (1st)
2012 AL  34 (1st)
2014 AL  34 (1st)
Active  147 (17th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
2014 AL  33.0 (5th)
Active  29.0 (22nd)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
2014 AL  8 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
2011 AL  7.88 (5th)
2012 AL  9.16 (2nd)
2013 AL  9.08 (4th)
Active  8.22 (6th)
Career  8.22 (7th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
2011 AL  7.62 (3rd)
2012 AL  8.44 (1st)
2013 AL  8.61 (3rd)
Active  7.54 (7th)
Career  7.54 (7th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
2011 AL  .995 (2nd)
2012 AL  .994 (5th)
Active  .994 (8th)
Career  .994 (15th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 14 (1021), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 9 (1731), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (149th), 11.4 career WAR/11.4 7yr-peak WAR/11.4 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2010 23 Detroit Tigers $404,900 0.061
2011 24 Detroit Tigers $425,000 ?
2012 25 Detroit Tigers $510,000 2.061 contracts
2013 26 Detroit Tigers $2,950,000 3.061 contracts
2014 27 Detroit Tigers $4,150,000 4.061
201528Detroit Tigers*$5,400,000$5.4M Team Option, $200k BuyoutOption vests if named to the 2014 All-Star team, finishes Top 15 in the MVP voting or wins a Silver Slugger award
Earliest Arb Eligible: 2015, Earliest Free Agent: 2016
Career to date (may be incomplete)$8,439,900Does not include future salaries
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Alexander Alex alez Thomas Avila

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